The Voyage – The Road Home

These last two days–a blitz across Nebraska, stopping overnight in Des Moines, then a very short day to finally get home–were all about one thing: getting home.   As I said last time, Nebraska was overwhelmingly flat, or it seemed that way until you realize that when we entered Nebraska, we still were around 3500 …

The Voyage – Day Twelve

At some point on a road trip, you need to really start heading home. By this point, we were getting tired of the road, the car, and the hotels, and home was just a couple of days away. So crossing Colorado–and Nebraska and Iowa, for that matter–wasn’t going to be a highlight. Unless they gave …

The Voyage – Day Eleven

It has been said before here: Utah–Wow.   In my mind while I was planning the trip, Utah served no other purpose than to provide two nights of beds and pillows. In the end, we only slept there for one night, but it’s still an amazing looking state, and we were all very surprised.   …

The Voyage – Day Ten

Yep. We’re into double digits today.   We put the glittering lights of Sin City behind us and headed east. This day was kind of a special day: the last with actual destinations for us to see. You see, for most of the nights on the trip, we had a destination in mind: the Black …

The Voyage – Day Nine

Frisco is behind us. An overnight in Bakersfield is behind us. And we’re heading southeast and then east across southern California.   We break from the well-irrigated fields of central California through a small group of mountains and find ourselves in the Mojave Desert, which I don’t find to look quite as I expected. And …

The Voyage – Day Eight

Stay close, folks. Lots to cover today!   It’s Sunday. We left home one week ago, and after three nights in a swanky hotel in San Francisco, we’re breaking camp to head in a general easterly direction to begin the trip home.   But we’ve got some unfinished business in San Francisco today. We’ve got …

The Voyage, Day Five

California! Land of gold and rushing and actors and sunshine and bears and liberals and…What? Pay my share of your damned budget deficit? No way.   Ah yes. We were in CA six miles after gassing up and leaving Reno in our dust. And–while I’ve said it before, it still held fairly true–the landscape changed …

The Voyage, Day Four

Where was I?   Oh yeah. Wednesday. Waking up–again–in Casper, WY. We’re tired of the city, we’re tired of not moving, and more importantly, we’re behind schedule.   We have to get into San Francisco by Thursday night because the Evernote Trunk Conference that Jenni’s a part of kicks off bright and early on Friday …